Being a preschool teacher, I really look forward to Teacher Appreciation Week. To everyone’s surprise, It’s not because of all the presents. I love Teacher Appreciation Week because it’s an entire week full of genuine and sincere thank you’s from parents that don’t always have the time to share how appreciative they are for the time you spend with their children. Teacher Appreciation Week is coming to an end but today I’m sharing a fun gift that any teacher is sure to love.
Nail Polish Treats are not something I created, you can find them all over Pinterest and featured in many of the recent Sally Hansen Nail Art home parties. Last month I attended Pink Cake Plate’s Pamper Me Nail Party with Sally Hansen and absolutely adored her treats.
My four year old daughter and I had so much fun making these simple treats.
- 24 large marshmallows
- 8 oz white chocolate melting chips
- 2 tbsp milk (not pictured)
- tootsie rolls
- food dye (not pictured)
I added milk to the white chocolate chips and melted them in the microwave for approximately two minutes stirring at 30 second intervals.
Then I mixed in a very small amount of food coloring to the melted chocolate. Stir until completely smooth and then add a few ice cubes. Common sense will tell you dipping marshmallows into scalding hot chocolate will not result in cute nail polish bottles. I used a wooden skewer to dip the marshmallows and completely cover them in chocolate.
Put a tootsie roll on top for the lid and allow to dry on a foil lined baking sheet.
I placed the treats in the refrigerator over night. This morning they pulled off the foil easily. To avoid a messy treat I put each individual nail polish bottle in a small cupcake liner. I added a cute print next to the plate for all the teachers to enjoy.
Use the image to create your own fun sign to use with your nail polish treats.
If you’re short on time you could skip the treats and simply share nail polishes with the print on a card. If you want big teacher bonus points, give the nail polish treats and a bottle of polish!
It’s really not about the gifts. Take a moment to give a sincere thank you to the teachers that are spending time with your children and nourishing their love for learning!
To all those teachers out there, Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
My daughter and I love to spend time together painting our nails. Be sure to see our Mommy Daughter Nail Fun with Sally Hansen where she shares her super cute video tutorial with step by step directions for the perfect manicure!